We value the skills and expertise of our staff and are committed to developing each employee so that they are appropriately trained and proficient in their work.

We review training plans regularly to keep them up-to-date and to make sure they include new starters, as well as making provision for refresher training for more experienced workers.​

There are no limits or boundaries in terms of progression within the company; we encourage everyone to take a proactive approach to their job, to put themselves forward for training that will develop their skills and discuss ways in which they can advance their career.​

We also operate an apprentice training scheme and ensure there is always someone available to discuss training options. You can find out more about our apprenticeships and training and development programmes below.​

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and is fully committed to a policy of treating all of its employees and job applicants equally.

To try and address the issues the construction industry faces around the lack of skilled workers and an aging workforce we provide apprentice training to help attract young people to the industry and give them the experience and qualifications they need to progress and have a fulfilling career.​

During 2016 we provided 8 apprenticeship placements and, on average, we provide 2 apprenticeship placements each year to support the next generation of construction specialists.

Our apprentices get on the job experience and training and also spend 1 day per week at a training centre or university so will come away with an industry recognised qualification or degree. We have also developed 5 new apprentices that have the potential to develop into managerial positions.​

If you are interested in becoming an O’Brien apprentice, please email or if you already have some industry experience and would like to work with us, please upload your CV in the form below.​

Everybody that works at O’Brien, from apprentices through to directors, is given ongoing training and development opportunities to ensure that our team remains motivated and is also the best in the industry.​

Through our succession planning, we have embedded a culture of training and development throughout the business and allocate substantial funds to training programmes each year.